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Fixed vs Removable disks

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#13352
Posted: 05/18/2010 07:31:17
by Allen Saunders (Basic support level)
Joined: 02/12/2010
Posts: 4

I take it that CallbackDisk represents removable disks only.

I have the need to represent a fixed hard disk -- is there any way I can use CallbackDisk to do this?
#13353
Posted: 05/18/2010 07:54:13
by Eugene Mayevski (EldoS Corp.)

Unless you set StorageCharacteristics property to scRemovableMedia, the disk is fixed. However you indeed don't get an entry in Disk Manager snap-in in MMC. This is because physical device is not emulated. This will be supported in version 2 of CallbackDisk, which is in development now. We already have this functionality in Callback File System, so now we are porting it to SolFS Driver Edition and to CallbackDisk.

If you need this functionality now, maybe you can make use of Callback File System. It's slightly different as it doesn't work with disk images, but with files. However, in some scenarios it would work as a replacement for CallbackDisk.


Sincerely yours
Eugene Mayevski
#13378
Posted: 05/19/2010 12:22:55
by Allen Saunders (Basic support level)
Joined: 02/12/2010
Posts: 4

I do not set scRemovableMedia, although I do set scReadOnlyDevice. The type is then set to stDisk.

It still shows up as a removable disk. As in the title of the disk will be like "Removable Disk (X:)" in explorer.
#13382
Posted: 05/19/2010 13:49:43
by Volodymyr Zinin (EldoS Corp.)

Are you setting StorageCharacteristics before the CreateStorage call? If not then try in this order.
#13383
Posted: 05/19/2010 15:33:57
by Allen Saunders (Basic support level)
Joined: 02/12/2010
Posts: 4

I am calling

Code
SetStorageCharacteristics( CallbackFileSystem::scReadOnlyDevice )


before calling

Code
CreateStorage
AddMountingPointEx
MountMedia


Other ideas?
#13392
Posted: 05/20/2010 09:22:48
by Volodymyr Zinin (EldoS Corp.)

Unfortunately I can't reproduce the problem. As I understand you are trying Callback File System. Please specify its version and version of Windows (including if it's 32- or 64-bit).
Thanks.
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Create virtual file systems and disks, expose and manage remote data as if they were files on the local disk.

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